Casey Morgan, DC, Chiropractor, Austin
1619 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
512-472-1116

Austin Chiropractor Helps You Take Better Care Of Yourself and Your Family

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health.Dr. Casey Morgan, Austin Chiropractor As a concerned Austin Chiropractor, I believe in educating you about your condition and giving you real life strategies to help prevent future problems. This Patient Education section will provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle. We urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment so you can see the benefits of Chiropractic care.

In many cases, temporary pain and even additional injury can be minimized and even avoided by a simple application of ice. Ice, applied in a timely manner and in an appropriate way, can reduce inflammation. Inflammation left unchecked can allow the source of the pain to continue doing damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other structures.

Ice causes the veins in the affected tissue area to constrict. This reduces the flow of blood while acting as kind of anesthetic to numb the pain. But when the ice is removed (and this is key), the veins compensate by expanding, which then allows a large volume of blood to rush to the affected area. The blood brings with it important chemicals that aid in the healing process.

Back and neck injuries frequently involve muscle sprains and strained ligaments, which can spasm and become inflamed.

Ice massage, or cryotherapy, is effectively used to treat many kinds of injuries, including those associated with back or neck pain.

Ice massage can provide a number of benefits, including:

  • Assisting the body in minimizing tissue damage
  • Mitigating muscle spasms
  • Reducing or eliminating pain by numbing sore soft tissues

Ice therapy is not recommended as a form of treatment for any kinds of rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome (a circulatory disorder of blood vessels of the extremities), colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation.